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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The organic process in which the substance of some differentiated structure that has been produced by the body undergoes lysis and assimilation.

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  • Ovariectomized animals show increased bone resorption, which is prevented by the administration of either estrogen or catalase.
  • There is a risk of external resorption if not treated, so don't wait too long...
  • Most teeth do very well after a restoration, but a few can get internal resorption.
  • He speculates that in carnivorous species, resorption makes room for the swallowed prey. for more
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